Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Scotia-Glenville, NY
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WRGB-DT is actually physically connected to TWC, but is being blocked until an agreement can be hashed out. The details of this specific deal are confidential, but below are some hold-ups that have plagued affiliate/cable retransmission deals across the country.
1. Retransmission Fees (Will the cable company pay for local HD feeds?)
2. Multi-Casting (Will the cable company retransmit all sub channels?)
3. Data Stream integrity (Will the cable company attempt to compress the signal?)
These issues MIGHT NOT be the hold-up, but then again some or all of them could be. WNYT-DT does not have a retransmission deal with TWC either, however, no channel 1813 has popped up in the TWC guide yet.